Krieger-Kunz Therapeutic Touch
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT THEREPEUTIC TOUCH: Epileptic Seizures
Compiled by Carolyn Buchanan & Sue Frid
In Touch, Vol. XIII, No. 1, February, 2001
Question: Are there any guidelines to observe when working with a child or adult who has epileptic seizures?
Answer from Barbara Janelle M.A.
I am not aware of any instance in the use of TT where it has initiated an epileptic seizure. Perhaps a seizure might occur if someone held his/her hands still around the head for five to ten minutes, or perhaps not.
Our general guidelines in Therapeutic Touch for working around the head include:
It is a mistake to leave the head out of a treatment. The effect of not including the head in a full treatment to make the person very light-headed – almost dizzy.
In TT, we work on the basis of assessment. The field informs us and directs our work. Trusting that process is much more important and effective than worrying about whether we are doing something right or not. Worry and doubt only take us off center and interfere with the treatment.
An alternative and very gentle way of working with a field is to visualize the treatment: